Integrated Air Quality Management (AQM) and Climate Change Mitigation in the framework of the World Bank’s Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) Programme - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Integrated Air Quality Management (AQM) and Climate Change Mitigation in the framework of the World Bank’s Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) Programme

As of: August 2020

Objective and activities

Millions of deaths occur annually due to air pollution especially caused by particulate matter, generated mainly by industry and transport. These Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) are also responsible for approx. 40% of global warming. Using the partner cities as examples, the programme supports the development of effective policies and integrated AQM and GHG emissions reductions plans. It complements the efforts of World Bank´s PMEH programme with capacity and institutional framework development and supports the fulfilment of the NDC in the partner countries. The data base for air pollution control (emission inventories, air quality monitoring) will be improved and proposals for the improvement of legal frameworks as well as selected urban land-use plans will be presented. Capacity development and knowledge transfer between Germany and PMEH partner countries support the development of AQM plans and GHG mitigation measures in further PMEH partner countries.
Joint project
World Bank Group’s Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) Multi-Donor Trust Fund

State of implementation/results

  • Demand-oriented support of the BMU in the Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH) steering committee
  • Documentation of the project work in Vietnam from 2018 German:
  • In South Africa, the preparation of the Air Quality Plan for Tshwane (Pretoria) is in its final phase
  • The cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane (South Africa) will be supported together with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in modelling their emissions and developing countermeasures
  • A journalist training course on air pollution control was held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The aim is to improve the quality of reporting on the subject in Vietnam
  • Numerous presentations on the topic of air pollution control, e.g. at an awareness raising workshop at a large school in Hanoi, a stakeholder consultation workshop in Hanoi, a presentation of the project together with partners during the Germany Day in Hanoi in November 2018, Air Awareness Week at the end of April/beginning of May 2019 in Hanoi, and project presentations at the Better Air Quality Asia Conference in November 2018 in Malaysia
  • Presentations of the project at the "Sustainable Transport Month" symposium in Johannesburg in October 2019 were well received
  • Stakeholder consultations for the revision of the National Environmental Protection Law in Vietnam conducted in late 2019
  • With the support of the Air Pollution Control Project, Vietnam's Ministry of Environment is for the first time including air pollution control in the national environmental protection law currently under revision
  • Preparation of a feasibility study on small-scale biogas production in townships in Tshwane (Pretoria), which could provide an alternative to illegal burning of waste

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Project data

South Africa, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) - Viet Nam
  • Ministry of Environment MoE - Egypt,Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) - Viet Nam

BMU grant:
3.000.000,00 €

09/2017  till  12/2020


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